A 26-year-old woman from Chivi was arrested last month after she smashed her 1-year-old baby to death inside a kitchen hut, TellZim News reports
According to Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhehwa, the incident occurred on 22 February 2021. He said:
On February 22, 2021, at around 1400 hours, Hundivenga was breastfeeding her one-year-old son David Tsikai while chatting with her other 13-year-old child outside their kitchen.
Hundivenga then took her one-year-old baby with her inside the kitchen and locked the door.
The 13-year-old juvenile suddenly heard a strange noise of something being crushed in the kitchen before seeing Tsikai lying in a pool of blood.
The juvenile rushed to call Hundivenga’s mother Dorika Chikwirira (61) who was washing the dishes outside and she hurriedly broke into the house and took the baby who was motionless with no sign of life.
Hundivenga started running around the house in a disorderly manner, showing signs of hallucinations.
The neighbours were alerted about her strange behaviour and they caught and tied her up.
Chikwirira took the baby to Shindi Clinic at Neshuro where he passed on at around 2200hours on the same day.
A report was made at the Neshuro Police Station and Hundivenga was arrested.